The group Boomerang Bags owes much of its success to a $7000 community grant that it received last year from Lismore Council. What could you or your organisation do to help the community with around $10,000 in the kitty?
Plastic Free Byron, an association of eight local not-for-profit environmental organisations and community groups, is leading a voluntary plastic bag boycott in Byron Bay, to be in full effect by July 31.
A team of environmentalists is visiting businesses and councils in the northern rivers this week promoting an end to the use of plastic bags.
A group of Byron shire women calling themselves the Byron Mermaids have begun sewing reusable shopping bags in an effort to reduce the use of plastic bags and held a rally recently calling on the state government to ban plastic bags in NSW.
Cabarita Beach Bowls and Sports Club general manager Nick Brabham isn't usually in the habit of sending out SOS calls, but as part of the fledgling local business chamber Caba Progressive, he's keen for local sewing enthusiasts to come help Sew Our Shopping bags.